Sumner Lemon

Lemon is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

GlobalFoundries 'committed' to building Abu Dhabi plant

GlobalFoundries is on track to build a future chip manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi, but details of the company's plans remain scarce.

Engineer fired for privacy violations, Google says

A Google engineer was fired for violating the company's privacy rules, Google said Wednesday, responding to a report that the engineer had improperly accessed the accounts of several teenagers.

VCE coalition signs up first Asian operator

The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition has signed up its first Asian operator customer -- Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) -- ten months after the partnership was created to offer packages of hardware and software for...

Hurd joins Oracle as co-president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has been appointed co-president of Oracle, the software company announced Monday.

Latest Skype beta offers group video calls for 10

The latest beta version of Skype offers the ability to do group video calls with up to 10 people.

Internet access in emerging markets to double by 2015

The number of people with Internet access in Brazil, Russia, China, India and Indonesia will double by 2015, management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group said in a report released Wednesday.

Singapore aims to raise penalties for telcos

Singapore's Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) has proposed changes to a law governing telecommunications operators that would raise penalties for companies that violate conditions of their licenses.

Server sales post biggest jump since 2003, IDC says

Worldwide server sales posted their biggest jump since 2003 during the second quarter as Hewlett-Packard outsold rival IBM to take the top spot among server vendors, IDC said Tuesday.

AU Optronics CEO barred from leaving US

The chief executive officer of Taiwanese display panel maker AU Optronics, who faces felony charges related to an LCD price-fixing investigation, has been barred from leaving the U.S.

Dell Streak likely to hit Asia in early 2011

Dell is likely to bring its Streak tablet to Asia-Pacific markets early next year, a company executive said Friday.

Executive steps down for review of Apple kickback charges

A top executive at JLJ Holdings, the parent company of a Singapore-based Apple supplier named in an alleged kickback scheme, has stepped down from his position "for the time being" as the company pursues an investigation of the...

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